Why Do Children with Autism Suffer from Sleep Issues?

Get the family on board

Part of helping children achieve better sleep means getting the family on board. For many parents, their child’s insomnia may not take priority. This is not because they do not care, but rather because they are more concerned about other issues such as epilepsy. Educating parents about the importance of sleep and how it can improve their child’s overall health can help the healthcare team and family work together towards a common goal that will improve the quality of life for the child. This means a thorough lifestyle evaluation.